Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Our innovative STEM program focuses on the development of 21st century skills including collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

STEM Lab

Laboratory experiences occur regularly and range from brief exploration to full, inquiry-based projects. Labs are presented in both systematic and open-ended approaches which offer meaningful problem-solving and discovery experiences.

Middle School Curriculum

6th Grade

  • Earth & Space Science

7th Grade

  • Biology

8th Grade

  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Grade Level STEM Projects

6th Grade

  • STEM examples include building structures that can withstand earthquakes, 3D volcano investigation, mapping using GPS coordinates, re-creating the moon’s surface, designing a lunar module to land on the moon’s surface, airplane and rocketry engineering

7th Grade

  • STEM examples include creating a garden with an engineered irrigation system to help feed populations, looking at the effects of a microwave on the polarity of a water molecule, tracing the genetic make-up of plants in the F1 and F2 generations, tracing the key alleles to determine parental genes, and Mystery Forensic Festival

8th Grade

  • STEM examples include creating a filter to reduce acid rain and testing and identifying chemical reactions! Our students use their creativity and logical thinking to design submarines, catapults,and electronic circuits. Tune in to our CHA Christmas radio station to watch the synchronized holiday lights twinkle as our students master their coding skills!

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Elementary 

The primary grades are foundational years where students develop their Christian worldview along with the fundamental science concepts. Students explore life science, earth science, and physical science in the classroom along with the enrichment of STEM as one of their specials two or three days per week

Middle School 

Students in Grades 6-8 have the opportunity to explore and expand on previous knowledge. Experiments are geared towards collaborative learning, highlighted engineering, and math components. Students in Middle School are challenged deeper through self directed activities that enhance their understanding of God’s creation.

Robotics

Chapel Hill Academy offers opportunities for students with a heightened interest in STEM. Using First Lego League (FLL) technology and equipment, students in the CHA Robotics Club build and program robots for a variety of functions that are designed to solve problems or perform specific tasks